New Delhi: In a publicly disclosed letter to the North Korean leader, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday night that the cancellation was due to the “tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement”.
Trump apparently pointed to the remarks by North Korea’s vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui earlier on Thursday in which she lambasted US Vice President Mike Pence for bringing up a Libya-style approach in ridding the North of its nuclear programme and threatened to walk away from the summit.
Choe also said the summit’s future was “entirely dependent” upon Washington.
Trump’s letter to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un announced his abrupt withdrawal from what would have been a first-ever meeting between a serving US President and a North Korean leader in over seven decades. It was due to take place in Singapore on June 12.
“Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it would be inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote in his letter to Kim.
Twitterati started mocking Trump’s previous assertion that the summit would win him the Nobel Peace Prize, or as he claimed “many people” thought he should get it. Here are some funny memes and criticism shelled out at President Trump:
Along with the breakup letter, Trump also sent Kim half of the Peace Summit Coin, imploring him to wear it around his neck until they're reunited, in love pic.twitter.com/USjVHiDoWh
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) May 24, 2018
Does he have to return his Premature Nobel Peace Prize?
Time to issue a "no summit" coin? https://t.co/zi9M6LCmWE
— Thomas E. Ricks (@tomricks1) May 24, 2018
I wonder what the White House will do with all those Commemorative Peace Talk Coins that were made featuring Trump and Kim Jung-Un that were made in honor of the talks that are canceled now? Do they just get melted down or something? ????
— Jimmy G (@JGwinn1048) May 25, 2018
What about his break up email to Kim Jong? What will he do with all his silly challenge coins he made?
— Stable Genius Steve (@numberone2) May 24, 2018
The full letter from the President Trump to Chairman Kim Jong Un on the North Korean Summit : #trump #kimjongun #NorthKorea #NorthKoreanSummit #Korea #koreandrama #SouthKorea #KoreanPeninsula #MAGA #NobelPeacePrize pic.twitter.com/VjUsB6bBZr
— Dogald J. Trump (@dogaldtrump) May 24, 2018
Trump wants a Nobel Peace Prize so badly that he tripped heads over heels trying to appease Kim Jong Un and have a grandiose summit in Singapore. But real peace takes hard work, negotiation, and judgment. Trump only knows how to play golf and make coins for cancelled summits. pic.twitter.com/hXf7gWf4fT
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 24, 2018
Finally sat down to read Trump’s North Korea letter, and it’s even crazier than I imagined pic.twitter.com/eaI9huavZt
— Eric Allen Hatch (@ericallenhatch) May 24, 2018
a doddering old fool announced a hastily-planned summit with Kim Jong Un, awarded himself the Nobel Peace Prize and minted a gaudy commemorative coin and then had it all blow up in his face and now my mentions are going to be full of nitwits telling me Trump planned it that way
— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) May 24, 2018
CAN I PAY YOU WITH PEACE SUMMIT COINS? pic.twitter.com/lA7bn6IzGD
— Trump Time Machine (@smirnoff_sprite) May 24, 2018
The Donald Trump/Kim Jong Un peace summit coin can now take it's rightful place. pic.twitter.com/VbVoUhjFAV
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) May 24, 2018
The deal of the day
The Commemorative North Korea summit coin selling at a discount after President Trump cancels peace talks .
— Stone Cold (@stonecold2050) May 24, 2018
Sorry, peace summit commemorative coin. You'll have to go in the same drawer as my pre-printed 2017 Nats Wold Series tickets.
— Geoffrey French (@AlexTimesPic) May 25, 2018
Well I guess #Trump can put away these coins he had made to commemorate his “historic summit” – unless they’ll now skyrocket in value as odd little tokens of a failed effort (like Trump U. diplomas). I also suppose he can cancel his flight to collect the Nobel Peace Prize. pic.twitter.com/bBdfgd7byu
— James J. Zogby (@jjz1600) May 25, 2018
Dear Trump, the only winning going on today is by the people on twitter who are dragging you and your cast on the #NorthKorea summit cancellation.
No Nobel Peace Prize for you
Tacky coins will be a reminder of your failure
You'll forever be known as the president who got played
— Tobosbunny ???????? (@tobosbunny) May 24, 2018
He has a coin commemorating his Kim Jong Un meeting, and made the GOP nominate him for a North Korea Summit Nobel Peace Prize in advance.
Today he wrote: "if you change your mind…" pic.twitter.com/Cd2ETbOQKu
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) May 24, 2018
A day after a cool coin unveiled for the coming peace summit with NK, Trump has admitted the summit is unlikely to happen. So much for the Nobel!
— Matthew Wolff????️???? (@MatthewWolfff) May 23, 2018